From the ALSA wiki
Alsa's CVS can be checked out by following the instructions below.
Create a new directory with nothing in it and move into it:
mkdir alsacvs cd alsacvs
Download the cvs of alsa:
Rsync is a quick and easy method of keeping up with the latest ALSA HG
rsync -avz --delete rsync://alsa.alsa-project.org/hg your_directory
You should get this: - and a few others
alsa-driver alsa-kernel alsa-lib alsa-utils
Start by compiling the kernel modules, so go into the alsa-driver directory:
Run the autoconf command to create the configure script
Try to find out which card module you will need.
and look at the --with-cards list and try and find yours. For me it is emu10k1 (for Audigy 2) and usb-audio (usb based sound card.)
That should have compiled your alsa-drivers. To install them:
Only if you are not using the devfs (device file system) remember to do "snddevices" now. snddevices
Now compile and install the rest of alsa.
cd ../alsa-lib ./cvscompile make install cd ../alsa-utils ./cvscompile make install
For debian specific user (SID): I successfuly compiled alsa cvs using these version of program:
- automake (GNU automake) 1.7.9
- Autoconf version 2.13
- ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.5.6 (libtool)
After running ./cvscompile, look at Makefile.in and check it says something at the top like "# Makefile.in generated by automake 1.7.9 from Makefile.am
- There is a more recent howto on the official ALSA wiki.